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Rudy Perpich
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34th & 36th Governor of Minnesota
In office
January 3, 1983 – January 7, 1991
Lieutenant Marlene Johnson
Preceded by Al Quie
Succeeded by Arne Carlson
In office
December 29, 1976 – January 4, 1979
Lieutenant Alec G. Olson
Preceded by Wendell R. Anderson
Succeeded by Al Quie
39th Lieutenant Governor of Minnesota
In office
January 4, 1971 – December 29, 1976
Governor Wendell R. Anderson
Preceded by James B. Goetz
Succeeded by Alec G. Olson
Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 63rd district
In office
January 8, 1963 – January 4, 1971
Preceded by Elmer Peter Peterson
Succeeded by George F. Perpich
Personal details
Born
Rudolph George Prpić

(1928-06-27)June 27, 1928
Carson Lake, Minnesota, U.S.
Died September 21, 1995(1995-09-21) (aged 67)
Minnetonka, Minnesota, U.S.
Political party Democratic–Farmer–Labor
Spouse(s) Delores "Lola" Perpich
Profession Dentist
Military service
Allegiance  United States
Branch/service  United States Army
Years of service 1946–1948

Rudolph George Perpich Sr. (June 27, 1928 – September 21, 1995) was an American politician. He was the longest-serving governor of Minnesota, serving a total of just over 10 years. He was a member of the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party.

He was the 34th and 36th Governor of Minnesota from December 29, 1976 to January 4, 1979 and again from January 3, 1983 to January 7, 1991. He was also the state's only Roman Catholic governor and the only one to serve non-consecutive terms.

Before entering politics, he was a dentist in Hibbing, Minnesota. He died of colon cancer.

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